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CityFlatsHotel marks Earth Day with trees

April 22, 2013
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CityFlatsHotel plants for Earth Day
CityFlatsHotel employees help students at Georgetown Elementary School in Hudsonville plant trees on Earth Day. Photo via fb.com

CityFlatsHotel and Georgetown Elementary School will come together today in honor of Earth Day to plant trees at the school.

Staff from CityFlats will join kindergarten and first grade students at the school, which is part of Hudsonville Public Schools, for the project.

The group will plant Autumn Blaze Maples. Students will also learn more about Earth Day, and they will receive pre-packaged seedlings from the hotel to take home and plant with their families.

CityFlats also will provide pre-packaged seedlings to hotel guests arriving on Earth Day.

Earth-minded history

Both Georgetown Elementary and CityFlats have been committed to staying environmentally conscious since opening their doors.

Georgetown Elementary opened in 2006 with a focus on environmental efficiency and was designed to promote an understanding of its surrounding habitats.

CityFlatsHotel in Holland was the first LEED Gold Certified hotel in the Midwest and is committed to the use of green materials, technologies and practices at both its Holland and Grand Rapids locations.

“As a school community, we have sought ways to develop a deeper understanding of how we can have a positive impact on our school and community environment,” said Theresa Reagan, principal at Gerogetown Elementary School. “These trees will not only add shade to our community area, they will also help our students to play an active role in bettering our ecosystem. Many thanks to CityFlats for making this project possible.”

Earth Day is celebrated around the world, with many organizations contributing to special environmental projects and educational activities.

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